SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik said on Friday that peoples’ will and desire for freedom can never be suppressed by military or police might.
“Bringing army to suppress Kashmiri protest is a non-issue as army is already subjugating people of Kashmir everywhere .If India and its stooges believe in some kind of democracy, they should find some courage and allow Kashmiris to demonstrate their collective will and democratic right to protests,” a JKLF statement quoted Malik as saying. Malik is languishing in central jail Srinagar.
In his message from jail, Malik said that the ongoing peaceful people’s revolution is a referendum through which people of Jammu Kashmir from high mountains of Poonch to Gool Gulabgarh and Rambhan, Banihal, Doda, Kishtwar, Baderwah to Uri and Teetwal are raising their voice for a free Kashmir. He said that peaceful struggle against illegal occupation is the birth right of every nation and Kashmiris are too resisting illegal occupation and rendering sacrifices for their freedom. He said that denying truth and reality and living in self-deceit has been a long ploy of Indian leaders and today when overwhelming majority of Kashmiris are demanding freedom India, Indian leaders and their Kashmiri stooges remain wedded to their self-deceit policy and continued state of denial about Jammu Kashmir.
Malik said that after brutalizing more than 55 innocents and injuring more than 6000 Kashmiris among whom many have been paralyzed for life, instead of recognizing the gravity of the situation trying to take positive steps for addressing Kashmir issue, Kashmiris are being frightened that army will be brought in to suppress their protest. “How does this matter for a nation that has been facing the wrath of army and other forces from 1947 and who have sacrificed more than one hundred thousand people from 1988 for their freedom,” asked Malik.
He said that peoples will and desire for freedom can never be suppressed by military might or police force. “How can Indians claim that army is not present in Kashmir as during the present phase of protests more than three people including a woman fell to the bullets of army men at Qazigund? asked Malik. He said that in Kupwara, Handwara, Islamabad, Bandipora, Baramulla and Qazigund army has been subjecting people to worst oppression and recently Bijbehara villages like Kanalwan, Aaswoora and Banderpora also witnessed the wrath of army during protests. Malik said that instead of using iron fist against peaceful protests for freedom, Indian leaders and their Kashmiri stooges need to shun their state of denial approach, acknowledge the necessity of resolving Jammu Kashmir dispute according to peoples wish and take positive steps to address this long pending international dispute.
Malik said that oppression, suppression, tyranny and military might cannot deter Kashmiris from perusing the path of resistance as history bears a witness to the fact that no freedom struggle till date has surrendered or has been defeated by military or police might.